May 12, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)

LIB

William Lyon Mackenzie King (Prime Minister; President of the Privy Council; Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Mr. MACKENZIE KING:

No, it would not be possible to do so at the moment. I might mention that my hon. friend's resolution is one of a large number that appear on the Order Paper, and I think it would only be fair to hon. members that these resolutions should be taken up in the order in which they appear. There appears to have been some misunderstanding as to when private members' day would end. I said to the House-and I think it was generally so understood when I spoke the other day-that Monday and Wednesday of the present week would be the last days on which private members' business would have precedence. I should now like to say that there is the motion relating to the subject of oleomargarine, No. 23, which reads:
That, in the opinion of this House, it is desirable that in the best interests of the Dairy Industry and of the public generally, the manufacture and importation of oleomargarine should be discontinued in Canada after September first next.
The Government would like to have the views of hon. members of the House on that subject, and I would be agreeable to promising consideration of this resolution on Monday next, if members of the House wish to have it taken up at that time. In regard to the other motion, I think I will have to ask my hon friends to allow the Government opportunity to consider what would be the best time to consider it.

Topic:   REDISTRIBUTION
Subtopic:   BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE-DAYS FOR PRIVATE MEMBERS
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